Rinke relishing return to Scarborough in college role

Former Zimbabwe international cricketer Piet Rinke has shared his excitement at joining Scarborough College’s Cricket Centre of Excellence and is hoping to pass on his knowledge to the students.

By Chris Hardy
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 2:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 2:19 pm
RINKE’S RETURN: Piet Rinke is back in Scarborough

Rinke made his ODI debut against Kenya, and went on to score 317 runs with a high score of 72.

Rinke told The Scarborough News about his role at the college and his hopes for the future.

He said: “I had a chat with Guy Emmett and when an opportunity for a House Master role came about, I didn’t want to turn it down.

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“The cricket side of things was always going to come through into it and I’m delighted to be involved.”

Following his final ODI against Sri Lanka, Rinke signed for Scarborough Cricket Club, who competed in the Oxbridge Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.

His extensive knowledge and experience is something that he is hoping will be passed onto the cricketers at the College.

He added: “I’ve been playing cricket for a long time and I’ve had the opportunity to play on nearly every continent that plays cricket and come up against the world’s best players.

“There is a big thing about passing your own experiences on to other players and this is a huge part of an individual’s development.

“The college has some really good cricketers who are extremely dedicated and work very hard.

“The proof will be in the pudding once they get out into the middle and face a competitive environment.

“We’ve got some girls that have some amazing talent and the younger boys are showing a real understanding and are committed to the game.”

When asked about a potential playing return to North Marine Road, Rinke believes that he might struggle to bowl 25 overs from one end again and admits that he might have a few decisions to make.

“I’ve still got to make a decision on whether I will be playing or not and I am not as youthful as I was when I last played at Scarborough,” he added.

“I might struggle to bowl 25 overs from one end again.”